Work for Us
Working at Massey Child Care Centre Inc.
Be part of a dynamic and creative learning community providing high quality early childhood education. The community of practice paradigm that the centre operates under fosters distributed leadership through collaborative interactions and strong relationships. We are keen to recruit staff that can reflect our commitment to continuous quality improvement. We are committed to promoting personal and group development within a culture of enquiry and critical reflection.
QUALIFIED & CERTIFIED FULL-TIME INFANT & TODDLER TEACHER
Guys! It happened AGAIN!
For the second time in 6 months one of our teaching team has followed her heart and partner to another part of the country.
Would it be too much to ask that our next team member be single (or if not, their partner to have a VERY, VERY strong commitment to the Manawatu region)!?! We are joking of course.
This is not a cookie cutter ad, because we are not a cookie cutter Centre looking for a cookie cutter teacher.
We are a team of infant and toddler teaching specialists looking for ‘The One’ to fill the gap in our whānau. What we DON’T want is someone who is looking for just a job. You are making a choice to join us, buy into, and contribute to our ways of being and doing, enacting our Core Values and Principles on a daily basis.
You need a voice because it matters here. You must care, genuinely and intentionally, not just about the children we are working with today but those we worked with yesterday and will work with tomorrow and into the future. Be politically minded, understand and appreciate that the little things are big things.
We are strong advocates for the 4 Responsibilities, Having, Taking, Sharing and Being (developed by Te Kōpae Piripono). We are committed to this place, to early childhood education, to each other. We don’t watch the clock; sometimes we work late, work weekends (remunerated of course). Teaching is not a 9-5 vocation.
Be willing to take risks, implement initiative.
Be gentle but strong, resilient.
Have the ability and willingness to be flexible.
Have a strong sense of self and prioritise self-care.
It’s a busy place but we can guarantee enough laughter to soothe your soul.
We understand there is a teacher shortage but we will not settle. We bend and flex, roll with the changing rhythms but our youngest citizens deserve nothing but the best.
Fine print: Contracts may be required to be signed in blood. We kid. Kinda.
Please email Cover Letter and CV to: Centre Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 12 noon on Monday the 28th of January 2019. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
We also have vacancies for the following positions:
We are in need of some super star relievers (unqualified and qualified) to compliment our teaching teams here at Massey Child Care Centre.
This is a casual on-call employment arrangement allowing flexibility for both you and us.
As a reliever, you would be an integral part of the success of our day-to-day operations. You would need to be highly motivated, have outstanding communication skills, enjoy working alongside children and excited to learn new skills and grow understandings while working amongst supportive and innovative teaching teams.
We have four sections, working with children aged birth to 6 years old, so plenty of opportunity to work across our different centres and age groups. We have 35 permanent staff and cater for over 200 families so no two days will ever be the same.
Experience is preferred, but not essential. Passion however is a must.
All relievers are required to give permission for a NZ Police check and this process can take up to 4 weeks to complete. Only once this is done can you be become available for relieving work.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
If this sounds like something you may be interested in or know someone who would be perfect for the job, please contact the Centre on 06-280 2763 or email@example.com
Expressions of Interest
If you are interested in working for us, but didn’t see a job that meets what you are looking for, or you’d just like to keep your name on file for a future opportunity, then we invite you to submit an expression of interest now. Your interest may be in a permanent position, fixed term, infants and toddlers, young children or as a reliever. Whatever you are looking for we are keen to hear from you.
Expressions of interest can be made by completing a form and uploading your CV. We will hold your information on file and as soon as a position matching your area of interest becomes vacant, we will send you details of the vacancy.
Alternatively, you’re welcome to contact the Centre Manager by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 06 2802763
Our community of practice requires teachers and educators to engage in an evolving spiral of professional and personal development where pedagogy is refined and new ideas, theories and innovations are explored. Through informed interactions, research and professional dialogue, teachers determine the best possible solutions to enhance their practice and children’s learning, and support the development of section goals and objectives.
We actively encourage staff to seek further knowledge through professional enquiry, research, professional development workshops, conferences, seminars, mentoring, and self reflection. We provide a generous training and development budget to assist individuals and parallel teams to support their learning and development.
Once a year a teacher-only day is organised where new ideas are explored, and teachers collectively and individually reflect on and refine practice.
Equal Employment Opportunities
Our commitment to equal employment opportunities is demonstrated through the implementation and monitoring of employment policies, practices and conditions of service.
You will enjoy the aesthetically pleasing, functional environment that represents the philosophy and values of the community and reflects the unique identity of New Zealand.
- Intimate indoor environments that encourage and support places where teachers and children can work and reflect quietly and calmly.
- Dedicated non-child contact rooms for teachers.
- High quality ICT resources.
- Health, Safety and Well-being Committee.
- Environment Committee.
- Social Committee.
- Bicultural Committee.
- Transition Committee.
- Education for Environmental Sustainability Committee.